Auditions Guide

This year, auditions for dance companies, training programs, and colleges and universities remain a mix of in-person and virtual events. Check out these opportunities.

Jobs

American Contemporary Ballet

Los Angeles, CA

Contact: [email protected]

acbdances.com

Audition dates: Mar 5 (in-person in New York, NY), Mar 6 (in-person in New York, NY), Mar 13 (in-person in Los Angeles, CA)

Looking for: company and apprentice positions available

Style of dance: ballet

Salary: $300–$1,000 per week plus physical therapy, and pointe shoes are provided.

Contract length: ACB offers a 38-week contract with 60–70 performances.

Materials to prepare: Pre-registration is required. Please see our website or email [email protected] for more information.

 

American Midwest Ballet

Council Bluffs, IA

Contact: Matthew Lovegood

712.890.5590

[email protected]

amballet.org

Audition dates: Feb 8 (in-person in Council Bluffs, IA), Mar 18 (in-person in Council Bluffs, IA)

Looking for: ballet dancers of any gender, minimum age of 18

Styles of dance: ballet, contemporary, jazz, modern

Salary: TBD

Contract length: TBD

Union status: nonunion

Other benefits: physical therapy, class (including off-season), retirement plan, health stipends

Materials to prepare: Apply for an audition by submitting a resumé, dance photo, video, references.

 

Ballet Co.Laboratory

Saint Paul, MN

Contact: Zoé Henrot

651.313.5967

[email protected]

balletcolaboratory.org

Audition dates: accepting applications for auditions (in-person in Saint Paul, MN, and virtual)  

Looking for: Ballet Co.Laboratory is looking for versatile, accomplished, classically trained male and female dancers with partnering and pointe experience for our 2022–23 performance season.

Style of dance: ballet

Salary: determined by experience

Contract length: 34-week renewable contract

Union status: nonunion

Other benefits: pointe/flat shoes, physical therapy, massage, personal training, arts admin training and option for additional contracts to teach in the school

Materials to prepare: Email a cover letter, resumé and audition video to: Zoé Henrot, artistic director at [email protected] Full detailed requirements: balletcolaboratory.org/company-auditions

 

Ballet Fantastique

Eugene, OR

Contact: Hannah Bontrager

541.342.4611

[email protected]

balletfantastique.org

Audition dates: TBD

Looking for: male and female dancers for the 2022–23 season

Style of dance: ballet, dance theater

Salary: commensurate with experience

Contract length: 35+ weeks

Other benefits: shoes, physical therapy, massage, insurance

Materials to prepare: resumé, cover letter, class and performance reel, interview

 

Carole Alexis Ballet Theatre/Ballet des Amériques

New York, NY

Contact: administration staff

914.229.3923

[email protected]

balletdesameriques.com

Audition date: TBD (in-person in New York, NY)

Looking for: classically and modern-trained dancers with clean lines and strong technique, for its professional dance company. Candidates should also be comfortable with neoclassical, contemporary and modern techniques and works.

Styles of dance: African and Afro-Caribbean, ballet, contemporary, modern

Salary: TBA

Contract length: 1 year

Union status: nonunion

Materials to prepare: letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, biography, videos in class and variation, references

 

Chattanooga Ballet

Chattanooga, TN

Contact: Brian McSween

423.265.0617

[email protected]

chattballet.org

Audition date: Mar 20 (in-person in Chattanooga, TN)

Looking for: female and male artists; must have a strong ballet technique with experience in pas de deux, pointe and contemporary. In addition to technical ability artists must have a strong work ethic and excellent movement quality.

Styles of dance: ballet, contemporary

Salary: competitive

Contract length: 40 weeks

Union status: nonunion

Other benefits: none

Materials to prepare: headshot and resumé

 

Milwaukee Ballet

Milwaukee, WI

414.902.2100

[email protected]

milwaukeeballet.org/the-company/careers/auditions/

Audition dates: Feb 5 (in-person in Washington, DC), Mar 6 (in-person in Chicago, IL)

Looking for: male and female dancers with strong classical and contemporary technique 

Style of dance: ballet

Salary: competitive

Contract length: 31 weeks

Union status: union

Other benefits: year-round medical and disability insurance

Materials to prepare: resumé, dance photos, headshot

 

Milwaukee Ballet II

Milwaukee, WI

414.902.2100

[email protected]

milwaukeeballet.org/the-company/careers/auditions/

Audition dates: Feb 5 (in-person in Washington, DC), Mar 6 (in-person in Chicago, IL) 

Looking for: Milwaukee Ballet II (MBII) is a unique program designed to take excellent ballet students and transform them into artists, ready for a professional career.

Style of dance: ballet

Salary: paid competitive position

Contract length: 34 weeks

Union status: nonunion

Other benefits: 6–8 hours of daily training, 50+ performance opportunities a year, free MBSA classes, shoe allotment, excellent job placement, physical therapy, Pilates, M1 Visas available, worker’s compensation

Materials to prepare: resumé, headshot, dance photos

 

New Jersey Ballet Company

Florham Park, NJ

Contact: Maria Kowroski

973.597.9600

[email protected]

njballet.org

Audition date: Feb 26 (in-person in New York, NY)

Looking for: male and female company dancers for 2022–23 season

Style of dance: ballet

Materials to prepare: resumé and photo for in-person audition; resumé, photo and video to submit materials online

 

Rochester City Ballet

Rochester, NY

Contact: Robert Gardner

585.461.5850

[email protected]

rochestercityballet.org

Audition dates: TBD (in-person in Rochester, NY, and virtual), TBD (in-person in New York, NY, and virtual) 

Looking for: male and female company and apprentice positions

Styles of dance: ballet, contemporary

Contract length: 30+ weeks

Union status: nonunion

Other benefits: shoes, tights, physical therapy, orthopedic consult

Materials to prepare: resumé, headshot, dance shots, dance reel with variation

 

Wonderbound

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Denver, CO

Contact: Dawn Fay, president

303.292.4700

[email protected]

wonderbound.com/auditions

Audition dates: rolling (in-person in Denver, CO, and virtual)

Looking for: female and male dancers for the 2022–23 season; applicants will have a college degree or minimum four years of professional experience; applicants must be U.S. citizens

Styles of dance: ballet, contemporary

Salary: $950 per week

Contract length: 40 weeks

Union status: nonunion

Other benefits: Wonderbound dancers are all paid equally at $950 per week for 40 weeks. Wonderbound provides health insurance and pays 90 percent of the cost. Wonderbound has partnerships with Denver Sports Recovery and chiropractic treatment that are free for dancers.

Materials to prepare: Auditions are by invitation only and will be conducted via Zoom and in-person at Wonderbound’s studios. Applicants should submit a resumé, headshot, dance photo and links to video excerpts of solo and pas de deux work to: [email protected]

 

Jobs & Training Programs

 

Akhmedova Ballet Academy

Silver Spring, MD

Contact: Jacqueline Akhmedova

301.593.6262

[email protected]

akhmedovaballet.org

Audition dates: TBD (in-person in Silver Spring, MD)

Looking for: dancers for the Professional Training Program and Studio Company

Styles of dance: ballet

Materials to prepare: resumé and photos

 

Ballet Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

Contact: Laura Cadieux

[email protected]

balletaz.org

Audition dates: TBD (in-person in New York, NY), Feb 27 (in-person in Phoenix, AZ)

Looking for: trainees, apprentices, company members

Style of dance: ballet

Materials to prepare: Video auditions are accepted. Please provide a resumé, headshot, dance photos, video link of a classical variation in studio and current close-up performance footage.

 

Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Inc.

Annapolis, MD

Contact: Nicole Kelsch

410.224.5644

[email protected]

balletmaryland.org

Audition dates: Mar 6 (in-person in Annapolis, MD, and virtual), Mar 13 (in-person in Annapolis, MD, and virtual)

Looking for: Auditions are for male and female trainee, apprentice and company positions, as well as the Summer Intensive.

Style of dance: ballet

Salary: $435–$750

Contract length: 30 weeks

Union status: nonunion

Other benefits: medical arts team, gym membership, health insurance subsidy, shoe stipend

Materials to prepare: resumé, variation, video reel

 

Ballet Tucson

Tucson, AZ

Contact: Justienne Savaiano

520.903.1445

[email protected]

ballettucson.org

Audition dates: Apr 10 (in-person in Tucson, AZ), Jun 5 (in-person in Tucson, AZ)

Looking for: male and female apprentice and company dancers for the 2022–23 season; candidates for the fully endowed Ballet Tucson Brady Fellowship Trainee Program

Style of dance: ballet

Salary: commensurate with experience

Contract length: 20–25 weeks

Union status: nonunion

Other benefits: N/A

Materials to prepare: resumé, headshot, dance shot, reel (reel optional if attending in person)

 

Charlottesville Ballet

 

Charlottesville, VA

Contact: Caitlin Lennon, director of repertoire

434.973.2555

[email protected]

charlottesvilleballet.org/employment

Audition dates: Feb 5 (in-person in Charlottesville, VA), Jan 12–Mar 9 (rolling, every Wednesday, in-person in Charlottesville, VA, and virtual), video submission opportunity

Looking for: male and female dancers for Trainee Program and Company Artist contracts for the 2022–23 season

Styles of dance: ballet, contemporary, jazz, modern

Salary: Trainee program is tuition-based, with scholarships available; company contracts vary with season length

Contract length: 15–25 weeks (pending COVID-19, planning for 2022–23 15th Anniversary Season)

Union status: nonunion

Other benefits: in-kind wellness and physical-therapy services for all trainee and company dancers; more info about the company at charlottesvilleballet.org 

Materials to prepare: resumé and video reel; online registration is required for in-person or Zoom classes (company class runs weekly on Wednesday, Jan 12–Mar 9)

 

Saint Louis Ballet

Chesterfield, MO

Contact: Ryan Mak

636.537.1998

[email protected]

stlouisballet.org/companyauditions

Audition dates: TBD (other, Chesterfield, MO)

Looking for: dancers for SLB Company, SLB II and SLB School Professional Division

Style of dance: ballet

Salary: starting salary $400 per week

Contract length: 28 weeks

Union status: nonunion

Other benefits: 50-percent-paid health insurance, 18–20 pointe shoes for ladies, 6 ballet shoes for men, worker’s compensation, complimentary physical therapy and chiropractic treatments

Materials to prepare: resumé, class video, headshot

 

San Jose Dance Theatre

San Jose, CA

Contact: Michael Pappalardo

669.291.5434

[email protected]

sjdt.org

Audition date: Mar 13 (in-person in San Jose, CA, and virtual)

Looking for: company dancers, trainees and dancers for the Pre-Professional Training Program

Style of dance: ballet

Contract length: 26 weeks

Union status: nonunion

Materials to prepare: resumé and dance reel

 

Tulsa Ballet

Tulsa, OK

tulsaballet.org/company/auditions-employment/

Audition dates: Mar 12 (in-person in New York, NY), Mar 31 (in-person in Stuttgart, Germany), Apr 1 (in-person in Amsterdam, Netherlands), Apr 3 (in-person in London, England), Apr 4 (in-person in Milan, Italy), Apr 7 (in-person in Monte Carlo, Monaco), upon invitation (in-person in Tulsa, OK) 

Looking for: male and female dancers with strong classical and contemporary technique to fill positions with Tulsa Ballet’s Professional Company, TBII Company and the Trainee Program

Style of dance: ballet, contemporary

Contract length: 40 weeks

Union status: union

Other benefits: 40-week AGMA contracts with paid medical insurance, 401(k) program and access to vision and dental insurance

Materials to prepare: submission following IAP Guidelines with video, a CV, headshot, 2–3 dance photos; audition by invitation only; must be vaccinated; full details at tulsaballet.org/company/auditions-employment/ 

 

Training Programs

 

Colorado Ballet Academy

Denver, CO

Contact: Michael Williams

303.339.1634

[email protected]

coloradoballet.org/About-Academy

Audition dates: Feb 6 (in-person in Chicago, IL), Feb 20 (in-person in Denver, CO), Mar 31 (video submission deadline)

Looking for: dancers for the summer intensive and year-round pre-professional division

Styles of dance: ballet, contemporary, jazz, modern

 

Dance Theatre of Harlem School

 

 

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New York, NY

Contact: Robert Garland

212.690.2800

[email protected]

dancetheatreofharlem.org/school

Audition dates: TBD (virtual) 

Style of dance: ballet

 

Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy: Rolando Yanes Pre-Professional Program

 

Milwaukee, WI

Contact: Alyx Johnson

414.902.2100 x2149

[email protected]

milwaukeeballet.org/school-academy/mbsa-program-descriptions/pre-professional-program/

Audition date: Mar 19 (in-person in Milwaukee, WI, and virtual) 

Looking for: The Rolando Yanes Pre-Professional Program educates, trains and prepares students for a career in professional dance. Intended for recent high school graduates and current high school students with alternative academic study options.

Style of dance: ballet

Materials to prepare: resumé, photos (headshot and first arabesque on pointe), audition reel if submitting a video application

 

Princeton Ballet School

 

Princeton, NJ

Contact: Carol Bellis

609.921.7758

[email protected]

arballet.org/class-division/summer-intensive

Audition dates: Jan 8 (in-person in Boston, MA), Jan 16 (in-person in Washington, DC), Jan 22 (in-person in Princeton, NJ), Jan 23 (in-person in Houston, TX), Jan 29 (in-person in Anaheim, CA), Jan 30 (in-person in Waretown, NJ), Feb 5 (in-person in New York, NY), Feb 6 (in-person in New Brunswick, NJ), Feb 6 (in-person in Winston-Salem, NC), Feb 13 (in-person in Philadelphia, PA); Jan 11 (virtual for ages 13–15), Jan 18 (virtual for ages 13–15), Jan 25 (virtual for ages 13–15), every Tue in Feb and Mar (virtual for ages 13–15); Jan 29 (virtual for ages 16+), every Sat in Feb and Mar (virtual for ages 16+)

Looking for: dancers for the summer intensive

Styles of dance: ballet, modern

 

School of the Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier

 

Hamburg, Germany 

Director: John Neumeier 

Deputy Director: Gigi Hyatt 

+49.40.3568931

[email protected]

hamburgballet.de

Style of dance: ballet

Materials to prepare: Please download our application form from our website, which we will require to be returned with the three requested photos. We will also require a short film of a ballet class and a classical variation. For further specifics, please see our website.

 

Colleges & Universities

 

AMDA College of the Performing Arts

Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Marina Benedict

323.469.3300

[email protected]

amda.edu

Audition dates: Feb 19 (in-person in Los Angeles, CA), Feb 26 (in-person in New York, NY), Mar 19 (in-person in Los Angeles, CA), Mar 19 (in-person in New York, NY)

Program description: The American Musical and Dramatic Academy has grown students into successful industry professionals with our immersive, multidisciplinary style of training! Audition to be considered for acceptance into the AOS, certificate or BFA programs and merit-based scholarship.

Styles of dance: ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, modern, tap

Materials to prepare: 2 contrasting dance solos, each approximately 60 seconds. Styles may include ballet, contemporary ballet, jazz, modern, tap, ballroom, hip hop, theater dance, world dance or contemporary.

 

Hobart and William Smith Colleges Dance Department 

Geneva, NY

Contact: Kendra Kosten, assistant director of admissions

718.315.4034

[email protected]

hws.edu/admissions/janet-seeley-performing-arts-scholarship/

Audition date: Feb 11 (in-person in Geneva, NY, and virtual)

Looking for: Candidates for merit-based scholarship for dancers with experience in one or more dance forms. Dance Scholars are required to participate in dance studies/performances whenever possible during their 4 years. Personal audition dates can be arranged.

Styles of dance: ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, modern, tap, West African 

Scholarship length: 4 years

Materials to prepare: short solo and essay required (see web page)

 

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA

ksudance.com

Audition dates: Feb 25 (in-person in Kennesaw, GA), Apr 22 (in-person in Kennesaw, GA) 

Program description: Kennesaw State University offers students opportunities beyond the classroom, including a professional presenting season, guest artist residencies and exciting performance and choreographic opportunities.

Styles of dance: ballet, modern

 

Marymount Manhattan College 

New York, NY

Contact: Jan Dijkwel, full-time faculty and dance recruiter 

212.517.0851

[email protected] 

mmm.edu/departments/dance 

Audition dates: Jan 22 (in-person in New York, NY), Feb 5 (in-person in New York, NY), Feb 19 (in-person in New York, NY), Mar 5 (in-person in New York, NY); Jan 15 (virtual), Feb 12 (virtual), Mar 5 (virtual); Mar 12 (digital submission deadline) 

Degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Styles of dance: African, anatomy, ballet, bharatanatyam, Butoh/Ludus, composition, contemporary, Costumes for Dance, Critical Approaches to Dance, Cunningham, Dance and Cultural Histories, Embodied Africanist Aesthetics, Ethics/Aesthetics/Gender in the Performing Arts, Graham, hip hop, Horton, improvisation, jazz, Latin jazz, Limón, Media for Dance, modern, Movement Analysis, Music for Dance, Nikolai/Louis, O’Donnell, Performing Masculinity in the Ballet Canon, pointe, production, stagecraft, tap, Teaching Techniques 

Materials to prepare: Please visit our prospective-students page at mmm.edu/departments/dance/auditions.php.

 

Rhode Island College Dance Program

 

Providence, RI

Contact: Angelica Cardente-Vessella

401.919.9192

[email protected]

ric.edu/department-directory/department-music-theatre-and-dance/dance-program

Audition dates: Feb 12, Feb 26 (both dates in-person in Providence, RI, and virtual)

 

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

Contact: Kari Williams

203.396.8059

[email protected]

sacredheart.edu/sacred-heart-life/student-events–activities/performing-arts-program/dance-program/

Audition dates: Jan 29, Feb 12, Mar 26, Apr 2 (all in-person in Fairfield, CT)

 

Texas Woman’s University

Denton, TX

Contact: Alexis Williams

940.898.2086

[email protected]

twu.edu/dance

Audition dates: TBD (in-person, Denton, TX) 

Program description: The Division of Dance at Texas Woman’s University offers a BA in Dance, a BA in Dance with 6–12 teacher certification, an MA, an MFA and a low-residency PhD. Visit twu.edu/dance/ for more information, or follow us on social media: #twudance.

Styles of dance: ballet, modern, other

 

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston-Salem, NC

Contact: Rob Myers

336.770.3204

[email protected]

uncsa.edu/dance

Audition dates: Feb 5 (in-person in Winston-Salem, NC, and virtual), Feb 12 (in-person in Winston-Salem, NC, and virtual)

Styles of dance: ballet, contemporary

 

University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA

Contact: Maria Raha

215.717.6219

[email protected]

uarts.edu

Audition dates: Feb 12 (virtual), Feb 26 (in-person in Philadelphia, PA), Mar 19 (virtual), Mar 26 (in-person in Philadelphia, PA) 

Program description: undergraduate dance BFA program

Styles of dance: ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, modern, tap

Materials to prepare: Visit uarts.edu/admissions/dance-auditions for details.

 

University of Alabama 

Tuscaloosa, AL

Contact: Lawrence Jackson

205.348.4476

[email protected]

dance.ua.edu

Audition dates: March 4, 2022 (in-person in Tuscaloosa, AL and virtual)

Looking for: dancers for acceptance into the UA Dance program for the 2022-23 academic year will be held March 3-4. For more info, please contact the dance program at [email protected]

Style of dance: ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary

 

University of Utah School of Dance

Salt Lake City, UT

Contacts: Chris Alloways-Ramsey (ballet)

801.554.1784

[email protected]

Brent Schneider (modern)

801.587.9808

[email protected] 

dance.utah.edu

Audition dates: Feb 19 (Ballet Program, in-person in Salt Lake City, UT), Feb 26 (Modern Dance Program, in-person in Salt Lake City, UT) 

Program description: ballet and modern dance programs

Styles of dance: ballet, contemporary, modern

Materials to prepare: Please refer to each program’s requirements on dance.utah.edu 

 

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Anne Aubert-Santelli

213.821.6725

[email protected]

kaufman.usc.edu

Audition dates: Dec 1 (location TBD), TBD (in-person in Los Angeles, CA)

Styles of dance: ballet, contemporary, hip hop

 

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